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saids i the u.s. objective is that gadhafi has to go. that's the logical objective. as long as he's in power you have a threat to the population. you are going to have divided country. ongoing civil war. what are we going to do stay for 12 years protecting the population as we did in iraq after the first gulf war? that is the reasonable objective. the problem is this, because he wanted the cover of so-called international legitimacy he had to get a u.n. resolution that was watered down. that only authorizes protection of the population. it is not about ejecting or destroying the gadhafi regime. so he is now constrained by what the u.n. allows him to do. even though it is in our national interest to try to get rid of gadhafi one way or >> sean: you talk about inteatiornl legitimacy. humanitarian crisis which provoked the u.n. action by the way was two china eon y mentioned, i would argue russia. we can down the list of countries that could useur assistance based onthat definition. why involve ourselves own here? >> look, the weakest of all the links is turkey. which is a meermb of
to his claim the u.s. will take a backseat in libya now nato has taken over. according to the ap: >> sean: joining me with more in studio is mark steyn. how are you? >> great to be with you. >> sean: the president has argued our interests and values cannot be separated. this caused what happened in libya? >> this has nothing to do with president obama. even this administration cannot be so narcissistic. this is in fact the post american middle east we are seeing in the formation here. when people -- he sat on the sidelines in the egyptian revolution. obama sometimes he said mubarak should stay, he should go. >> sean: supported them, neutral, opposed. >> he took every position. the guys in the street in tahrir square despiseed obama for that. in iran he took the side of the thugs of the mullahs and their henchmen. in libya these people have put up with this whacky, psychotic transvestite for 40 years and they are sick of him. >> sean: i didn't hear the mad dog referred to as the mad transvestite. what do you think the psychology is? i study obama and i have my own theory. i think there's a
gates said the attack is not of vital interests to u.s.. >> the way you have to look at this attack is, it is one more thing that obama is on the hook for. colin powell said you break it, you own it in cautioning. >> president bush about going too iraq. think about the things obama is on the hook for. if oil price go up, anti-oil drilling. terror attack weakness in terms of the terror policies. if egypt blows up and becomes a muslim brotherhood state, the fact that he encouraged that rebellion. if libya resorts to ongoing violence he's on the hook for that. of course for the economy. you just have -- you have so many outcomes that can undo him. i believe he's taken the first step into quicksand. when you back -- when you say your rational is you are going to protect civilians. was if we get rid of gadhafi and his henchmen are just as deeply embedded at the baathist were in iraq they go underground the united states is not going to send ground troops in? we are not going to get involved? not another iraq. >> sean: i love your perspective, you are right. he's on the hook for all of these
as well, sean. u.s. -- uss george washington aircraft carrier, second ship destroyer left earlier than expected from a port south of tokyo. the word according to the u.s. navy they are trying to improve the red -- readiness of the . 9 back story with fox news is coming up with -- the back story with fox news is coming up with concerns about radiation is wanting the u.s. military to put their ships a little out to sea. as we know, humanitarian challenge following the quake and tsunami continues. monday new figures, the death toll is higher than we've been reporting, around 18,000. price tag for all this? 235 billion dollars. breaking news again from that troubled nuclear complex. >> sean: sad in many respects. joining me with more on the major international crisis facing the president in japan and libya, nationally syndicated fox news contributor, monica crowley. republican strategist, he lease jordan are with us. -- elise jordan are with us. the thing that stands out is how passive and disengaged this president is. >> i agree. when the japan crisis happened he did a lot of key battle g
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